GUI does not work correctly
After 3 hours of trying to work with the GUI loading I give up. It is so slow And nerve wracking I reached for another modem router. In my view a total waste of money
Purchased in February 2021 at eBay for $180.00.
This was my ADSL modem router for about 2 years until 2019 when we got Foxtel NBN, and it served well as an access point until March 2020, when I upgraded to the outstanding ASUS ROG AX11000. The AC68U was a faultless and reliable work horse. Impressive. OK for 2 to 3 users and light streaming. It easily outperforms Netgear AC1600 hardware that I used to have and loved. The current Optus Sagemcomm 5366 TN modem (my office NBN modem) has better performance than the ageing AC68U though, with a stronger radio and better features - but is trickier to set up.
Purchased in August 2016 at Gumtree for $100.00.
Can't t fault this product, easy to set up, great range, reliable, control, usage and connection data and update options via app which are very helpful. Build quality is exponential with both WiFi bands avaliable. Premium product
Purchased in July 2020 at Centre Com for $251.95.
Brand new and 2.4ghz doesn't work properly..
Ethernet fine, setup easy but!!!!
Even ipads and laptops in the same room wont connect to the 2.4ghz band or get less than 2mbps when the 5ghz gets 20.....got me stuffed..
Purchased in May 2020 at DD Computer Online store for $240.00.
Works great with nbn 100
This router is just amazing with loads of configuration options , never drops. Have 12 devices connected to it and still works, two tvs with youtube on runs just prefect.aiprotection , firewall etc are good options.
Purchased in May 2018 for $260.00.
After the disappointment I had with DSL AC3100, I managed to pick up this unit on eBay for $70 second hand. Unit is well made. Setting up to get a FTTN sync with my ISP iiNET was bit tricky. (Never use the Wizard. Then update the firmware. Setup required parameters manually and finally connect the phone line.). When in full operation, DSL-AC68U gets slightly hot. Apart from that this unit is absolutely top notch.
This unit has awesome software interface and it is fairly easy and straight forward to configure. AiProtection, Adaptive QOS,...
Purchased in November 2019 for $70.00.
Constant wifi dropouts make thse unreliable for me - I can never count on a successfull upload of work to a client. I've tried all suggestions & fixes from various sites- resets, firmware updates, channel switching - still no good. Tried Asus helpline - they were unhelpful. I've had 2 different brands of modem before this, neither of which caused such problems. Best left alone, save youself some grief.
Purchased in July 2019 for $330.00.
Great Modem & Router
I've been using this modem & router for about 4 years now.
When i first bought it, half of the software didn't function correctly. It was almost like it had been released without it being 100% finished. I came very close to throwing it out and replacing it with something else. I'm glad i didn't though.
The firmware has been regularly updated, with a lot of things fixed and a few features added. I've used it on both ADSL and NBN connections and it has performed wonderfully. The ability to adjust SNR ratios has saved me more than once when i've...had an unstable connection. Telstra generally just put you onto a stability profile, which can remove over 25% of the connection speed, but with manually adjusting the SNR i've been able to achieve stability without telstra's help while maintaining 95% connection speed. The VPN feature is fantastic, and the wifi signal is great. The only complaint I still have is an issue with QOS where it will function perfect for weeks and then for some strange reason a single connection will saturate the bandwidth and no other connections will get through. This problem has existed since the beginning and doesn't seem fixable. Luckily it rarely occurs. It's a solid modem that has plenty of configuration options and I would totally recommend it.
Purchased in February 2016.
Excellent modem/router for the price, large range, simple UI.
I purchased this modem/router to replace an older TPG-supplied one, which was pretty awful in terms of range and speed. It also had an outdated and clunky UI. This router was a breeze to setup, the UI is more user-friendly and it will automatically set up your ADSL2+ connection (if you still have one like me) once you start it up, without needing to manually enter values.
The build quality is very nice, it's dead silent, and for 98% of the time, performs exceptionally well in maintaining good range throughout the house, keeping fast DL/UL spee...ds, and distributing bandwidth equally to all devices. I haven't given it 5 stars because every 1 or 2 months or so, my PC will experience a drop out at random or experience a slow down in internet speeds, forcing a reset. Not as bad as my old router though. Overall, I'd still recommend this product.
Purchased in April 2018.
Surprisingly easy setup and fast internet
I bought this router to replace the one I had been using since the installation of the NBN. Family members complained about the speed and access when many devices tried to use my internet connection so I bowed to the inevitable and researched a replacement router. I was concerned about the changeover because the setup of the old Billion VOIP modem/ router was a nightmare and very frustrating. The setup for this router was amazingly easy and very quick. I was back on the net after about half an hour with much better speed. I found the app for m...y tablet and was amazed how easy it is to access the router setup and do a further firmware update. I have not even needed to read the manual as yet, but will do so to see if I have set things up properly. Very happy with the changeover.
Purchased in May 2019 at Bing Lee Online store.
Be careful with this router for NBN - will not work for some configs
It turns out this router has a significant undocumented, but recognised and confirmed flaw by ASUS. If you have HFC NBN in your property, which means you would have a black box connected to something like a Foxtel connection, be very wary with this router. Because this router has a DSL in connection, and the black box of the NBN connects via ethernet, you will need to set an option called Dual LAN and connect the black box to one of the ethernet ports. Unfortunately, when this option is chosen, you are stopped from setting a very specific param...eter called VLANID. For my service (iinet,) this number needs to be set to 2. But this router is hard coded to reserve numbers 1-4 for some kind of internal use. There is no fix, or workaround. Please make sure you check what kind of NBN you have before you buy this thing, there is an identical model RT-AC68U sold that does not have this problem.
Purchased in May 2019 at Bing Lee for $269.00.
Continuously losing internet after probably 6 months
It seems that most modems had problems after one year. This one is worse and it last about 6 months, although it's much more expensive than my other modems. My house is good and I was happy to pay more to buy this high end modem, hoping good signal in my house. However, recently I experienced continuous loss of internet. Had to reboot the modem to resolve the problem. Would not buy it again.
Great range and features
Easy to setup. Stable connection achieving consistent speed. Love the VPN feature - able to connect my USB to the device and view the content on my smart TV (including movies).
The monitoring app is also very comprahensive and easy to navigate.
Great range also. easily covers my 200 sqm house without the need for boosters.
Overall very happy customer.
Great range and works perfectly
Perfect product. Setup was a breeze. Actually bought high end asus dsl-ac3100 but was faulty straight out of the box. Wifi of that unit was faulty.
However this unit is great. Range is awesome and the wifi connection is very stable. Great monitoring features too. Looks compact as well. Highly recommend
Pretty good router that I can't really fault
I bought this because the Huawei one that came with my NBN plan was rubbish (even the TPG guy said so). We've always had signal issues in out weirdly shaped house and I was getting fed-up resetting the router all the time and trying to strategically place range extenders around the place. We often get the speeds were supposed to (i do speed tests like a fiend) and when we don't, im inclined to put it down to other factors like the weather and our NBN plan rather than this router. No one in the house has any complaints despite us all being sprea...d out quite a bit from the router. My advice would be to spend a bit more and get a decent router like this. I persisted with $50 routers for years before realising this. Despite only having it for a few weeks, I would definitely recommend this router....it'd be nice it was just a bit cheaper though.
Amazing on Adsl2+, Good on FTTN NBN
Been using this modem for over 1 year on ADSL2+ and I was always getting the best sync speed and amazing wifi Ac range. I switched to NBN a week ago, got a 100 mbps plan, but because the modem has Mediatek chipset, it’s only able to sync at around 85mbps. Tested connection using Tp-Link V600 that has Broadcom chipset and was able to sync around 95mbps. But the settings and configurations provided by this modem has no comparison with other brands. It’s highly customised modem with excellent wifi range!
Nice router with lots of features and great performance
I needed to get something reasonably priced but needed a few advanced features. DSL-AC68U turned out to be the best product on the market for the value.
I really needed something that shows me the real-time download speed so that I can figure out which of the devices is downloading and how much. This router does a pretty good job of it.
Also, WiFi performance does not get visibly impaired with a large number on devices on the network (>10).
I also like that it has both a VPN server (PPTP and OpenVPN) and VPN clients (PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN).
All in all, a good package with loads of features (printer server, USB network drive), high speed wifi (802.11 ac) and still reasonably priced.
Great improvement in Wi-Fi range and reliability
Purchased this to replaced my Billion router which served me well for a few years. I was having issues with Wi-Fi constantly dropping off and have interference. After replaced with this Asus router I was able to received very strong Wi-Fi signal and coverage.
I did encounter some issues though on very hot days where the router stopped responding and had to do a power cycle.
So much better than ISP modem routers
I got this when I first switched to NBN on a 50/20 plan with MATE Communicate. It took a while to set up but then it worked flawlessly and I haven't even been able to make full use of its plethora of features. It gives me speeds of around 45/18 all around my house and it never drops out and I haven't needed to restart it a single time.
Best Wifi VDSL modem i have used and worould recommend
After extensive research, i chose this modem for its features and wifi capabilities. While it has been around for a while, Asus keep releasing updates for this model and don't seem to have an end date. The Wireless performance has been the best thing about it covering my entire house and even 10m out the front door. The range is good but performance over range is its best category.
Traffic Analyser will tell you how much you are downloading and where it coming from. Would recommend to anyone
Questions & Answers
How do I connect and configure this router with iinet FTTP?
is it easy to configure/install on the internet (iinet/ NBN ftm?
Yes. Just follow the instructions below.
It says this modem router is compatible with cable, but I don't see a coaxial cable connector on it in the pictures. I have signed up to iiNet's cable broadband plan in Geelong, VIC but looking for the best modem router instead of their provided one. Can anyone answer if this model will work with iiNet cable?
|Category||Routers and Modems|
|Frequency Band||Dual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)|
|Features||Beamforming, Built-In Malware / Anti-Virus Protection, External Antennas, Mesh Compatible, Mobile App Control, Parental Controls and Quality of Service|
|Maximum Wireless Speed||1,300 Mbps|
|Number of Ethernet Ports||5|
|Wi-Fi Standard||802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n|
|DSL Support||ADSL and VDSL|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||0|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
|Dimensions||160 x 220 x 83.3 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
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- GTIN13: 4716659639787
- MPN: DSLAC68U
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